24 Breauna Russell
24 Breauna Russell
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Washington HS '08
Position: G
Experience: 2L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller on Russell: “Breauna is a great teammate. The players just like being around her. They are always hanging out with her at her house or on campus and she is always there for them. In terms of basketball, she is someone who can put a tremendous amount of defensive pressure on people. She is one of the best athletes I have ever coached. I think this spring and summer, a light switch went on for her and she gained more confidence in herself. She is really someone who helped us get over the hump last season and win our conference, and we expect her to have the same, if not more, influence this year.”

2009-10: Was one of five Eagles to play in all 31 games, and earned three starting nods. Averaged 2.1 points per game and 1.5 rebounds, while also contributing 28 steals in the 2009-10 season. Played well in both of Eastern’s matchups with Pac-10 powerhouse Oregon, as she tallied a career-high and team-leading five steals in the first game on Nov. 16, and then recorded a season-high 10 points in Eastern’s final game of the season in the first round of the WNIT (March 18).

2008-09: Russell was selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. She played in 16 games as an Eastern freshman in 2008-09, finishing the year with 16 points and 11 steals.

High School: Russell helped lead her Washington High School team to a trio of 4A state titles her sophomore-senior seasons. She was named second team All-State those three years and earned All-State honorable mention accolades as a freshman. Russell was the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game her senior season. She also earned a letter in volleyball in 2006.

Personal: Daughter of Brent and Ethel Russell. Breauna is one of eight children, including four sisters, Brittany (20) Jasmyne (12) Ayala (9) and Saniya (2), and three brothers, Justin (18) Preston (16) and Johnathan (12). Undecided on major.

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